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Inclusionary Housing

Creating and Maintaining Equitable Communities

Rick Jacobus

December 2019, English

Inclusionary housing policies require developers of new market-rate real estate to provide affordable housing, to prevent displacing lower-income residents. In this Policy Brief, Rick Jacobus, a national expert in inclusionary housing and affordable homeownership, defines inclusionary housing, outlines the factors to consider when creating inclusionary housing programs, and provides specific recommendations for enacting such policies. The brief draws from Jacobus’s Policy Focus Report, Inclusionary Housing: Creating and Maintaining Equitable Communities, which details how local governments are using inclusionary housing policies to combat unequal access to housing and attendant problems.


Development, Economic Development, Housing, Inequality, Local Government, Planning, Zoning